Changes Coming To Halton Recycling in April 2018

I can say with some certainty that one of the most received complaints/requests over my time as both local and regional councillor for Milton has been about blue box waste. Most recently Halton Region has introduced the 22L larger sized blue box containers for residents to be able to hold more recycled material that’s collected…

EID Mubarak

As the sun begins to set on another Ramadan celebration, Milton residents got together at the Thompson Arena tonight for the annual EID gala organized by Event Ontario with Ayesha & Naeem Tariq.  Vendors from all over Milton showcasing their goods as well as henna painting, food and fun times for the kids.  Thank you…

Happy Canada Day Milton

The weather was a bit unpredictable this year but the love and passion for Canada was no surprise this year for Canada Day in Milton.  It started off with the annual breakfast for the veterans put on by the local Knights of Columbus.  Pancakes, sausages and back bacon were a plenty as we honoured the…

Bill 181 Municipal Elections Modernization Act

Presentation to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Thursday May 5, 2016 From:  Mike Cluett Local & Regional Councillor Town of Milton / Halton Region Good afternoon and thank you for allowing me to speak on Bill 181, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016. I first off want to acknowledge that I am not…

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Well maybe not frightful, but over the weekend we were reminded that winter is on its way with the light dusting of snow we received. I think with that its a good time to remind residents of Milton about the Town’s snow removal policies. Here is the link to the Town of Milton’s page that…

End of Daylight Savings Time This Weekend

The Town of Milton and the Milton Fire Department would like to remind you of some important information regarding the end of daylight savings time this weekend. NEWS RELEASE October 28, 2015 End of Daylight Savings Time prompts reminder to test smoke alarms and change batteries This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November…

Changes Coming To Milton’s Election Sign Bylaw?

Here is a link to a story by Rachael Williams from the Milton Canadian Champion about the ever present sign mess that has happened over the last few election campaigns. http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5951106-signs-of-election-time-in-milton/ Election signs have been a part of democracy for as long as I can remember. As a child I remembered my father waiting to…

Milton Taxes – Value For Dollars Spent?

Local and Regional Councillor Mike Cluett pointed to a number of other challenges with keeping taxes low, the biggest of which is a lack of money coming from the province.

“They (province) are the ones controlling the speed and volume of how much we are growing, yet are doing very little to help fund the growth,” adding the Halton Region is underfunded by close to $4 million.

And a sizable chunk of Milton’s growth is residential, which doesn’t generate a great deal of taxes. In 1999, the taxable assessment split was 68 per cent residential and 31 per cent non-residential. This year, it’s 77 per cent to 23 per cent, respectively.

“That is the primary financial reason that non-residential growth is so important to communities…this change has decreased the level of financial support provided by the non-residential sector and put additional stress on the Town’s financial resources to fund services and programs,” said Leeds.

Additional pressures are also felt by residents who moved to Milton from larger communities like Mississauga and Brampton, said Cluett, adding they are used to a high level of service because those communities had a larger tax base. Milton is still small in comparison.

Milton Has To Wait For University Campus … again

Markham chosen by the Province of Ontario for new York Campus while Milton continues to wait….yet again. Here is a press release from the Town of Milton today. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Town of Milton forges on with plans for a Laurier campus On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities…

Deadline Approaching to Comment On CN Proposal

Just a quick reminder for residents that you have until April 27th to submit your comments on the CN Intermodal proposal. For all the information you will need, please go to www.halton.ca/cn and read the FAQ’s.  There are links to where you need to go to submit comments and have any questions answered. As always you…